water contamination


California’s unprecedented drought conditions generated two stories last week, each illustrating a different extreme when it comes to conserving the area’s water. First up, in the video above, CBS Local out of San Francisco shares more on the efforts of state officials to crack down on water wasters. Activities such as excessive lawn watering, washing […]

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The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook “Because the average person doesn’t understand fracking, environmentalists are able to put ideas into people’s heads,” says Marita Noon, Executive Director of Energy Makes America Great, Inc. In the video above, The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi adds some much needed […]

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In part 7 of our nearly complete How to Choose a Water Filter series, we promised to delve into the subject of radioactive contaminants. With recent developments at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor, there is a growing concern about radioactive substances showing up in American water supplies. Justifying these concerns are recent EPA reports confirming […]

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Chemical in Weed Killer Has Some Worried

by wfnblog on May 6, 2010


A recent article in the Chicago Tribune highlights the danger of chemicals found in weed killer. The specific chemical cited in the article, atrazine, is an agricultural weed killer that is used heavily in the Midwest, according to the Tribune.

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A recent study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), reported in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, found “widespread but low levels of pharmaceutical contamination” in wastewater treatment plants. The “study examined 25 of the state’s 500 municipal treatment plants.”

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Controversy Brewing Over Fluoride in Water

by wfnblog on April 27, 2010


Even though we constantly hear about potential contaminants in our drinking water, the United States still is fortunate to have one of the cleanest water supplies in the world. While there is definitely need for improvements—such as replacing or repairing our nation’s aging water treatment and sewage systems—we rarely hear of controversies pitting one group […]

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As airline passengers across much of Europe are boarding planes again after the Icelandic volcano a new concern is beginning to be discussed by experts: drinking water safety.

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The last several years have witnessed numerous efforts at diagnosing, understanding and preventing water contamination issues around the world. Public health advocates and environmentalists have led the charge to warn the public about the dangers of ground water contamination and the various chemicals that pose health risks when ingested. In fact, The New York Times […]

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